Realms, MotM, Credits, Tutorial, & More!

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and there are a ton of updates! There has been news of a book coming out, problems with Realms, the availability for 300 credits, a new tutorial, and more. *wipes sweat off of head* Let’s get started, then! All of the info will be from oldest to newest.


Poptropica Realms Problems

Poptropica RealmsRecently Poptropica Realms’ icon hasn’t been on the map. Wondering why? Well, the Creators have explained that in a recent update, there was a bug in the coding that made Realms unavailable. They’re not sure how long it will take to fix Realms again, but the post on the Creators’ Blog about it was made February 16, and it still hasn’t been added back. It seems like they may be having some major problems, so we’ll just have to wait a little bit longer.


Mystery of the Map Book

The Poptropica graphic novel Mystery of the Map is available in bookstores on March 1.Mystery of the Map’s graphic novel that you may have followed early last year is being released to bookstores on March 1st! Although, going back to the posts on the Creators’ Blog with the posts on the Mystery of the Map pages, it seems like they’ve been taken down. The goods news, though, is that the book will have additional pages and artwork! At least this way if you did read the whole story, there will be some things you haven’t seen before.


National Engineers Week Credits

If you’re new to Poptropica, you may have some luck this week because the Creators are doubling the amount of credits you receive when you complete four particular islands that are related to engineering. (That means you get 300!) :mrgreen:

That’s right! This week only, you’ll earn 300 credits if it’s your first time finishing any of these Islands:

The credits opportunity ends February 27th, so get on with exploring, collecting, and competing, Poptropicans!


Monkey Wrench Island Tutorial

Monkey WrenchIf you go to the Home Island, Amelia Earhart will greet you when you first land, and she will ask you if you want to go with her to an island, promptly named so because the island is full of monkeys. The whole point of the island is to teach you how to play, so there will be messages like the one to the right, telling you how to respond to another Poptropican.

The plot of the island is that you’re racing and you get far ahead, but one of the opponents known as the Red Baroness makes you crash and land on the island. The further you progress, the more you’ll notice that these are the scenes we’ve been seeing lately in the Daily Pops. Also, there’s a little tidbit explaining how the blimp came to be! It seems like you have indirectly caused such a masterpiece. The Creators haven’t specifically said anything about the island yet on their blog ( 😕 ), but they most likely will soon. Although, they recently made a tweet about kids testing it out, and they  just made a tweet about the island, too:


Photo Booth and New Icons

As a side note, there was a Valentine’s-themed photo booth near the holiday, along with a Mystery of the Map-themed one as well. We’ve posted some of the Valentine’s photo booth creations on our Twitter if you would like to see them. The Mystery of the Map photo booth had some of the island’s popular characters and props that you could use in your photo, with one example being in this tweet.

Another small side note is that the icons for the Menu box have changed some:

New Icons

Well, I think that’s it, Poptropicans! 😀

~Silver Wolf out

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Escape from Pelican Rock for All, Missing Sneak Peeks, & More

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and there’s a bit to talk about! Read on to find out the top 10 finishers of Escape from Pelican Rock, missing sneak peeks, and more.


EPR RobberyEscape from Pelican Rock for All

Escape from Pelican Rock was released to everyone on December 30th! So if you’re a non-Member or Member, you can play it anytime you want. I also wanted to do what I used to and highlight the first 10 finishers of EPR Island, so here they are in a slideshow:

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It looks like the Pathfinders won this time. There’s definitely no bias here (go Seraphim!) 😉

Sneak Peeks

The fascinating thing about the sneak peeks recently is that some have gone missing, including “Deplane” and “Sack Lunch.” They’re no longer in the Daily Pop, but they are still in the files with their assigned date. However, one of the sneak peeks isn’t even in the files, and that’s the “In the Club” photo. It does have its description and name, though, showing that is was once there. If you go to the Daily Pop and look through the sneak peeks, there will be a plain blue screen between “Fireside Chat” and Light Show,” which is where it once was. Maybe the Creators don’t want them to be seen yet? Either way, it’s odd.

Anyway, there have been quite a lot of jungle and plane sneak peeks on the Daily Pop. They definitely seem related, which is mainly due to one specific sneak peek that has both the jungle theme and a plane. Here they are:

They all seem connected, but the sneak peek with the characters has one named “Thelma or Louise,” based off the movie Thelma and Louise released in 1991. It may be just an easter egg for people who know the movie, but I thought it was interesting. 😛 Some other characters don’t seem to fit either, like “Old Pro” and “Red Barbarian.”

Happy New Year’s!

Happy New Year'sI think I can say for all of us that we wish you a Happy New Year’s! Hopefully this year I’ll be able to post more and be more active in the community, which is probably my New Year’s resolution. I also need to catch up on my island medallions…hmm… What’s your resolution?

 

-Silver Wolf out

 

Sweepstakes, Realms, & More!

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and it looks like we have a lot to update on. Because of finals, I haven’t had much time to be on, but I’m back! From Island Hopper Sweepstakes winners to appdates, there’s a ton of information to catch up on, so here we go!


Island Hopper Sweepstakes Winners

We’re now on week 4 of the Island Hopper Sweepstakes, but we still have to cover weeks 1-3. So, if you would like to know the winners who receive a one-month Membership, they are (with the week as a caption)…

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Remarkable Realms

Since the Creators haven’t posted a Poptropican’s Realm in a while, they decided to highlight quite an extravagant one on the Poptropica Creator’s Blog, which you can visit through the code 72pyj.

Esador City

The Realm is called “Esador City,” and it was made by Loud Chicken. It really looks amazing; congrats on your mention!

Escape from Pelican Rock

Escape from Pelican Rock is now available to Members only! Of course, the Creators have reminded us to view the live map of finishers and watch their famous walkthrough video:

Wonderful Winter Appdates

Winter LogoThe Creators have gotten into the winter groove by updating their app logo, along with a free wintery costume pack — including hats, scarves, and sweaters — and a bundle that includes Jack or Jill Frost, a holiday pet follower, and a Yeti costume  for 99 cents. As a little bonus, they also released a free version of Escape from Pelican Rock. So if you’re not patient enough to wait for the release online, you can head over to the app and download it now!

I think that’s about it, but happy holidays! You’ve probably noticed our own winter-themed decor (sorry if you’re in the southern hemisphere 😛 ). What do you think? Hopefully I’ll be posting more soon, too!

-Silver Wolf out

Our Discovery Island, the Orange Poptropica

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, with a little more information on Our Discovery Island than I’ve seen so far. If you don’t know what Our Discovery Island is, it’s basically a website made by Pearson (the previous owners of Poptropica), that has clones of Poptropica Islands, just on different subjects. The format is exactly the same, except Our Discovery Island has voice acting and is, well, orange! Keep reading to find out some of the islands and more. And thanks to HPuterpop for finding this!


Our Discovery IslandAs you can see to the right, Our Discovery Island looks exactly like the home screen of Poptropica, except it’s orange. Ironically, orange is the opposite of blue, so it should be the opposite of Poptropica…but it’s not. In fact, it’s the exact same platform. However, to create an account, you would need an access code, which you can only obtain by buying a textbook. Even though it’s a bit frustrating that Pearson would create this, it seems like it was made all the way back in 2011, seen from the About page, which means it was actually created when Pearson owned Poptropica! Even if you can’t access an account, here are two videos that show the voice acting and preview of the website, along with some information on islands:

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Timmy Failure Island Coming Soon!

Timmy FailureHiya, Silver Wolf here, with some big(ish) news! The long-talked about Timmy Failure Island has officially been confirmed to come to Poptropica soon! Poptropica emphasized the “in full color” bit quite a lot.. Maybe because of previous complaints in the Wimpy Wonderland Island? Also, there’s more than one book about Timmy Failure, so I’m assuming Poptropica will be making the whole island about all of them. Anyway, it seems pretty cool, but speaking I don’t really know much about Timmy Failure myself, here’s a summary from Amazon (it’s quite big, so I shortened it down a bit):

Take Timmy Failure — the clueless, comically self-confident CEO of the best detective agency in town, perhaps even the nation. Add his impressively lazy business partner, a very large polar bear named Total. Throw in the Failuremobile — Timmy’s mom’s Segway — and what you have is Total Failure, Inc., a global enterprise destined to make Timmy so rich his mother won’t have to stress out about the bills anymore. Of course, Timmy’s plan does not include the four-foot-tall female whose name shall not be uttered. And it doesn’t include Rollo Tookus, who is so obsessed with getting into “Stanfurd” that he can’t carry out a no-brainer spy mission.

One of my concerns is…all of the islands that have been made for Members only are sponsored, like Timmy Failure. So when it comes out, will it be for Members only forever? Hopefully not. But some good news is that in Captain Crawfish’s post, he says something about giveaways! “…we’ll have a lot more news, giveaways, and other great stuff…” Make sure to also check Timmy Failure’s own website if you want to know more.

~Silver Wolf out

Bai…and profist!

Chatting Up Arabian Nights Episode 3

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and we have two big announcements! Plus, a little bit of oldish news for you guys. As you can tell, the post is about Arabian Nights Episode 3 and the New Chat Options! I’ll also be talking a little about Nabooti Island and the Credits raise. Keep reading to find out more!


New Chat Options!

Chat OptionsIf you’re like me, you’ve probably gone to Common Rooms…a lot. And if you’re really like me, you also know how frustrating it is when…you get the same exact chat option as before. Yes, if you’re dedicated to Poptropica, you’ve probably ran into this problem before (unless you don’t like Common Rooms, which is fine, too). Well, the pain is over! Like Black Widow said, “Now, another one of your wishes has come true. We’ve just added dozens of new chat options to Poptropica common rooms!” You can see some of the new options to the right. They include:

  • Would you rather spend the night in a cemetery or a haunted house?
  • What do you prefer to drink when you’re thirsty?
  • Do you have any brothers or sisters?

And others? Well…you’re just going to have to play Poptropica yourself to find out! And if you’re wondering what the heck a ‘Common Room’ is, they’re rooms where you can safely chat pre-made messages with other Poptropica players, play games with them, and friend them! Most of the Common Rooms are on the first street you land on in Poptropica.

Arabian Nights: Careful What You Wish For Released for Members!

Arabian Nights

Yep! That’s right! FINALLY, Arabian Nights Episode 3 has been released to Members only. Hopefully it will be released to Non-Members soon, but with Nabooti being only available for Members right now, nobody’s exactly sure. Here’s a description of the island if you would like to know more about it first:

The genie is out of the bottle, and now everyone wants a chance to make their wishes come true. But whether you’re a greedy merchant, a lovelorn palace guard, or a Sultan with a long-buried secret, heed this advice: be careful what you wish for!

Make sure to also visit the Arabian Nights Champion Map so you can see all of Arabian Nights’ winners! As always, you can also look up your friends’ ranks and look at your own. Tomorrow I’ll try to make a list of the Top 10 Champions and maybe make a review, if I have time. 😛

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Behind The Scenes Photos & More

Hey guys! This post is gonna be full of behind the scenes (BTS) images, info, etc. However, these aren’t really spoilers. Click to enlarge any images.

First off, don’t forget that Arabian Nights Island is coming out this Thrusday! For those of you who just can’t wait, the Poptropica Creators recently tweeted a picture of their Arabian Nights logo drafts.

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I probably like the final logo the best, but the others seem pretty cool too. The Creators also shared some drafts of the actual island.

 

That’s it for Arabian Nights, but we do have another set of logo drafts! This time, for Mission Atlantis Island.

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Some of those fonts are really cool. XD Anyway, those were all the logo drafts we found, but we do have other drafts. What would you say about island drafts? Well, apparently Water Thrill Island was going to come out, but it eventually got rejected.

Of course, many Poptropicans were wondering why this awesome idea was trashed and the Creators responded by saying…

Let’s change our wording from “rejected” to “rejected for now.” Got hundreds of ideas. Tough to choose. A juggling act.

Therefore, this island might have a chance. 😉 While on the topic of unreleased islands, we should expect another Wimpy Kid Island and/or a Galactic Hot Dog Island (after PoptropiCon and Arabian Nights of course)!

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I’m up for another Wimpy Kid. What about you guys?

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Anyway, in conclusion to the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Creators have made their final post on the Roald Dahl website. Find the first post here, the second post here, and the third/final post here.

That’s all for now, hopefully we will have more BTS stuff up soon. 😛

~SD